Pleasantville, Ontario

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Pleasantville
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 44°03′10″N 79°24′12″W / 44.05278°N 79.40333°W / 44.05278; -79.40333Coordinates: 44°03′10″N 79°24′12″W / 44.05278°N 79.40333°W / 44.05278; -79.40333
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality York Region
Town Whitchurch–Stouffville
Amalgamation (With Village of Stouffville)
1 January 1971
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Justin Altmann
 • Councillor Ken Ferdinands, Ward 1
Elevation 290 m (950 ft)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Forward sortation area L4A
Area code(s) 905 and 289

Pleasantville is a community located in the Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.

It is a small hamlet consisting of mainly farms, residential homes and horse ranches.[1] Pleasantville was originally settled by Quakers from Pennsylvania in the early nineteenth century.[2]

Pleasantville is situated east of Highway 404 and can be reached from Vivian Sideroad (Mulock Drive) by driving north on Woodbine Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See the detailed 1878 map: Township of Whitchurch, Illustrated historical atlas of the county of York and the township of West Gwillimbury & town of Bradford in the county of Simcoe, Ont. (Toronto: Miles & Co., 1878).
  2. ^ For a brief history, cf. Jean Barkey et al, Whitchurch Township (Erin: Boston Mills, 1993), 71.